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Director of Training and Systemic Thinking Design

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Ellen Lewis (MA, PhD) is a systems thinker who works globally, specializing in organizational change, group dynamics, gender equality and evaluation. Her systemic interventions bring into focus the complexity and interrelatedness of gender equality, environmental sustainability, habitability, and social justice. Ellen partners with academic, public, private, and community organizations. She leads projects in youth, organization, and community development using gender responsive and participatory practices in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, United Kingdom, and the United States. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, currently lives in Northern California, USA and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Ellen and Anne are co-authors of the UN Women’s Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized Voices (ISE4GEMs): A New Approach for the SDG Era (2018). They are currently under contract with Routledge Press developing a book on Inclusive Systemic Thinking with a network of collaborators.

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